When a Workout Song Made Me Cry

Jen McDonald

On my workout playlist is a song that has the power to bring tears to my eyes as soon as I hear its first driving beats. Maybe I’m a little silly. It’s amazing how your mind can wander during a half-hour on the stationary bike.

Ladies all across the world
Listen up, we’re looking for recruits
If you’re with me, let me see your hands
Stand up and salute
Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots
Representing all the women, salute, salute!

Between the 80s classic rock and the Pitbull (don’t judge), there’s a funky song that never fails to make me think about what being a woman in 2015 means…and how much of what it looks like depends on where in the world you live.

I think about how grateful I am for brave girls like Malala Yousafzai, a schoolgirl who survived being shot by…

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